Farmer organisations threaten to ghearo Parliament over Land Bill

A group of farmer organisations have threatened to launch a nation-wide stir to press for their demand of withdrawl of the land acquisition bill.

Major overhaul in Congress on cards after Kisan Rally?
Major overhaul in Congress on cards after Kisan Rally?

Since his return from a 56-day sabbatical on Thursday, all eyes are on Rahul Gandhi's next move with regards to the revamp within the Congress party's ranks — a move impending since the disastrous 2014 General Elections.

Congress spreading negative propaganda on land bill: Solanki

 Lok Sabha member from Ahmedabad-west Kirit Solanki on Friday alleged that Congress was trying to gain a political mileage by spreading negative information against the land acquisition bill.

Land Bill: Ahmed Patel makes controversial remarks on PM Modi

Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel made a controversial remark on PM Narendra Modi on Land Bill issue.

Congress takes to streets against Land Bill in Nagpur

Congress on Thursday organised a sit-in agitation and a morcha to protest the Land Acquisition Bill here.

Opposition "misleading" farmers on Land Bill: Gujarat CM

 Amid row over the Centre's Land Acquisition Bill, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Thursday assured farmers her government would never acquire their land forcibly to be given to corporate houses and accused the Opposition of "misleading" the public on the measure.

Opposition parties sold land to pvt builders when in power: Gadkari

BJP on Wednesday accused the Opposition parties of playing "obstructionist" politics by resisting the land acquisition Bill and said some of these parties had "sold prime lands" to private builders when they were in power.

Amended land law will threaten identity of women: NFIW

Alleging that amendments carried out by the Narendra Modi government to the 2013 Land Acquisition Act will threaten identity of women which they get through owning land, a women's body Wednesday appealed to the Centre to bring reforms with gender justice.

BJP to hold kisan rally in Delhi to counter opposition to new Land Bill
BJP to hold kisan rally in Delhi to counter opposition to new Land Bill

In an attempt to reach out to farmers, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will hold a Kisan Rally here on Wednesday to counter the opposition over the new Land Acquisition Bill.

Land bill protest: 'Janata Parivar' parties not to play second fiddle to Congress

Unhappy with Congress over its attempt to "corner" all the credit for the land bill protests after they played a "key role" in uniting opposition, 'Janata Parivar' leaders have indicated that they will chalk out a separate strategy in and outside Parliament.

Anna Hazare plans another anti-Land Bill protest

Social activist Anna Hazare, who is opposing the controversial Land Acquisition Bill, is said to be keen on undertaking a fast in Delhi on the issue, but he is being dissuaded by activists from doing so on health grounds.

Gadkari hits out at Congress for opposing land bill

Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday hit out at the Opposition for "politicising" the land bill issue and questioned the Congress why it did not seek farmers' consent when it doled out coal mines to the "rich".

Jairam Ramesh says PM lying about land bill, 'appreciates' RSS stand

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Monday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was lying about the amendments made by his government to the land acquisition Bill, and said he "appreciates" the RSS' stand on the issue.

Farmers' rally: Cong asks Haryana workers to make it a success

Amid hectic preparations for the April 19 'Farmers' Rally' against the land bill, top Congress leaders on Monday met a group of party workers from Haryana and exhorted them to ensure large participation to make the event a success.

Top ministers meet, discuss Maoist attack, land bill
Top ministers meet, discuss Maoist attack, land bill

Top Ministers of the NDA government met in the absence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Sunday and discussed major issues like the Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh and the strategy for the second part of the budget session of Parliament and the controversial Land Bill.

Farmers move SC against promulgation of ordinance on land

 Several farmers' organisations on Thursday approached the Supreme Court challenging the re- promulgated land ordinance as "unconstitutional" and ultra vires of the Constitution and terming it as "colourful exercise of power" by the executive usurping law-making powers of the Legislature.

BJP hopes for smaller parties' support on land bill

 Facing an uphill task to get the new land bill passed in the Rajya Sabha, the BJP is hoping for support of regional and smaller parties for the controversial legislation

Congress not to relent on land bill: Jairam Ramesh

Former union minister and senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said on Tuesday that his party would continue to oppose the Land Acquisition Bill, pushed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the centre.

Land bill to be opposed inside, outside Parliament: Congress

Training guns on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress on Tuesday discounted his contention that UPA government had excluded 13 Acts from the land bill which NDA has included in the amended version, and vowed to oppose the present format both inside Parliament and outside.

Rahul Gandhi will take part in Kisan Rally: Jairam Ramesh

Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday said the party vice president Rahul Gandhi, who is currently on a sabbatical, will take part in the agitational programme on Land Acquisition Bill on April 19.